Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is among those now weighing in on the death of 26-year old Ahmaud Arbery, who was shot and killed while jogging in Brunswick, Georgia on February 23rd. Gregory McMichael, who fired the fatal shots, says he was acting to protect himself and his son from Arbery after the pair tried to stop him to make a citizen’s arrest, with McMichaels telling police that he believed that Arbery was responsible for recent burglaries in the neighborhood.
In a post on Twitter, Kemp said that Georgians deserve answers about the killing of Arbery.
.@GBI_GA Director Reynolds has offered resources & manpower to D.A. Durden to ensure a thorough, independent investigation into the death of #AhmaudArbery. Georgians deserve answers. State law enforcement stands ready to ensure justice is served. https://t.co/ktLiPf7LoY
— Governor Brian P. Kemp (@GovKemp) May 6, 2020